HOW TO PREPARE


When your power supply is interrupted, you can't use your stove, fridge, television or phone. This is why it is important to be prepared for any power outage, expected or unexpected. Here is a list of items to help prepare for a power outage:

  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Matches and candles (place candles on stable furniture in sturdy holders, away from children and pets, and never leave candles unattended)
  • If you have a fireplace, keep firewood handy
  • First aid kit
  • Bottled water (2 litres per person per day)
  • Any medications you may need
  • Battery or crank operated radio
  • Corded telephone or a fully charged cell phone
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Warm clothing and blankets
  • Games, cards and books to keep everyone busy
  • Install surge protectors or other power protection devices to protect your computers, DVD players, televisions, etc.

For more information on how to get prepared, visit: http://www.getprepared.gc.ca